Contact Lenses - History and Technological Innovations
Contact lens technology has come a long way since Leonardo da Vinci first imagined the concept, way back in 1508. Having introduced the first mass-marketed disposable contact lens in 1987, ACUVUE® is proud to have been at the forefront of contact lens research and development.
In 2004 Johnson and Johnson introduced The Vision Care Institutes and we continue to educate Eye Care Professionals at our Johnson & Johnson Institutes. Today, the Johnson & Johnson Institute has 24 centers on five continents. And through worldwide locations and online courses, the Institute hosts more than 125,000 health care professionals (HCPs) globally each year with educational options available that suit every learning preference and schedule across multiple specialties and hundreds of procedures.Back to top
Launch of ACUVUE® OASYS Brand Contact Lenses with HYDRACLEAR® PLUS Technology. Later that year, ACUVUE® introduce Accelerated Stabilisation (EYELID STABILISED) Design to make lenses especially tailored for people with astigmatism.Back to top
^WARNING: UV-absorbing contact lenses are NOT substitutes for protective UV-absorbing eyewear such as UV-absorbing goggles or sunglasses because they do not completely cover the eye and surrounding area. You should continue to use UV-absorbing eyewear as directed. NOTE: Long-term exposure to UV radiation is one of the risk factors associated with cataracts. Exposure is based on a number of factors such as environmental conditions (altitude, geography, cloud cover) and personal factors (extent and nature of outdoor activities). UV-blocking contact lenses help provide protection against harmful UV radiation. However, clinical studies have not been done to demonstrate that wearing UV-blocking contact lenses reduces the risk of developing cataracts or other eye disorders. Consult your eye care practitioner for more information.